Let’s just be honest right out of the gate - I would rather sit in a tub full of scissors than work on a budget. Budgeting takes time, keeps me from buying things I want/when I want, and well, it just cramps my style. While all of this may be (but definitely is) true, I will never experience financial peace without one - and neither will you...
During my five years as Chaplain at Simmons, the stress caused by finances and money has constantly been a recurring topic of concern for people. Financial stress not only causes tension in the bank account, but it often directly affects marriages, work performance, and can lead to depression and anxiety as well...
There is a “Biblical formula” for financial freedom. If you will start now to put into place this formula, by next Christmas you will have all you need. Not all you want maybe, but all you need. We sometimes confuse greed with need.
This past weekend, I had an opportunity to sing with a gospel quartet in Marion, SD, with a group of guys that go pheasant hunting up there every year. It just so happened that this Sunday the entire community was celebrating “Harvest In-Gathering". Each year on this particular Sunday, the farmers gather together and they celebrate the harvest being over and they make a special offering for missions - both local and around the world.
In the Life. Money. Legacy. series, Dave Ramsey presents a biblical view of money in five entertaining, practical messages. Recorded live at Gateway Church, each 30-minute sermon teaches viewers how to handle their personal finances God's ways and how to build a lasting legacy that will transform generations to come.
Face the Fear. Attack the Debt. Be Free. There's no denying that debt takes a toll on us financially, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. That's why this study is so crucial! In less than two hours, the Eliminating Debt video study will help you create a plan to attack your debt and be free from the dangers of debt dependence.
What if everything you think about money is wrong? Most of us believe that the more we have the richer we become. This is an age-old assumption considered as true as the law of gravity. Thousands of books have offered steps, formulas, makeovers, investment guides, motivational stories and philosophies to set the non-rich on the sure road to riches. But is there more to becoming rich than the accumulation of money?
"Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender." | Proverbs 22:7 (NIV)
"Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law." | Romans 13:8 (NIV)
"If you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?" | Luke 16:11 (NIV)
"Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." | Luke 6:38 (NIV)
"Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine." | Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV)
"While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.” | Luke 21:1-4 (NIV)
"Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” | Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
"Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” | Luke 12:15 (NIV)
"And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus." | Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
"The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it." | Proverbs 10:22 (NIV)
"And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others." | 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)
"But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit." | Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)
A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” | Dave Ramsey
“For your own good, for the good of your family and your future, grow a backbone. When something is wrong, stand up and say it is wrong, and don't back down.” | Dave Ramsey
"If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life." | Rev. Billy Graham
"Most people fail to realize that money is both a test and trust from God." | Rick Warren
"A dreadful thing is the love of money! It disables both eyes and ears, and makes men worse to deal with than a wild beast, allowing a man to consider neither conscience nor friendship nor fellowship nor salvation." | John Chrysostom
"Money never stays with me. It would burn me if it did. I throw it out of my hands as soon as possible, lest it should find its way into my heart." | John Wesley
Always feel free to contact a Chaplain through phone, email. Or, stop by our office at any time.